Krita is an open source digital painting application for all the major OS platform including Linux, Windows, and MacOS. Basically, this tool has become a blessing for an online artist. The main aim of this painting app is to provide affordable art tools for everyone. It’s designed for illustrators, concept artists, VFX industry, and matte and texture artists. The app developer of this software continuously pushing many common and innovative features for helping both the amateurs and professionals.

Highlighted Common Features

  • An intuitive and customizable user interface.
  • 3 different ways to smooth and stabilize your brush strokes.
  • A dedicated Dynamic Brush tool.
  • Pop-up Palette for quickly picking up color and brush.
  • Provides 9 unique brush engines.
  • Press the ‘W’ key while painting to toggle wrap-around mode.
  • Resource manager helps to import brush and texture packs.
  • Drawing Assistants offers 9 unique assistants for vanishing points and straight lines.
  • Provides advanced mirroring and multi-brush tool.
  • Layer management helps to manage a project with vector, filter, group, and file layers.
  • Offers various selections features.
  • Layer masks help to add a layer mask for transparency, filters, or transformations.
  • Supports full-color management through LCMS for ICC and OpenColor IO for EXR.
  • Takes advantages of OpenGL technology.
  • PSD Support.
  • Lets you open, save, edit and author HDR and scene-deferred images.
  • Transform Tools – Bend, distort, move, or liquefy your selections.
  • Provides lots of training materials for learning all the tools fast.

New Features in Krita 4.0

It has just released an improved version 4.0 with lots of new features.

  • SVG Format for Vector Tools.
  • Vector Tools UX Improvements.
  • New Text Tool.
  • Python Scripting.
  • Colorize Mask Tool.
  • Background Saving.
  • New KPL Color Palette Format & Improved Palette Docker.
  • Brush Editor Editor Improvements and Live Preview.
  • Performance Improvements with Multithreaded brushes.
  • Larger Brush Sizes.

For more, Please see the full changelog and release note.

How to Install Krita in Ubuntu Linux

Method 1: Install Krita in Ubuntu via PPA

Open the Terminal and run the following command one by one to install Krita:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kritalime/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install krita krita-l10n

Here krita-l10n installs the translation package.

How to Remove Installation

  • Run the below command to remove Krita:
sudo apt-get remove --autoremove krita
  • Remove the PPA repository, launch Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab.

Method 2: Install Krita on Ubuntu via AppImage

In this method, you can install this design tool through AppImage for your 64-bit system.

Download Krita AppImage

Grab the .appimage, and run the file to launch Krita after making it executable (Properties -> Permissions).

Krita appimage install

Note: The features mentioned here are not all-inclusive. The features mentioned are compiled either from their respective official websites or from my personal experience using them.

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